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Thomas S. Monson

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The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

Thomas S. Monson

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The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.

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My heart shall be thy garden.

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The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.

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To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !

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Don't water your weeds.

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Don't ever give up.

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I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Napoleon Hill

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

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Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.

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The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Unknown

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

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All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

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The dingo took my baby !

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War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.

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You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

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If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

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To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.

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Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

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I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.

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Love is not love until love's vulnerable.

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There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

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You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I need him like the axe needs the turkey.

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If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?

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Let's go home, Debbie.

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Fortune favors the brave.

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Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?

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My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

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Matthew 5:43-45

You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.

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The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

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I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.

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A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.

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What a dump.

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To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

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Hard work pays off.

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Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

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Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

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Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-baby - baby. Please !

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It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.

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Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Bible

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

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Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !

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This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.

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Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

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Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

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He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.

Unattributed

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

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Old love does not rust.

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Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

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The beginning is the half of every action.

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